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  • Increased Covid -19 Testing for Nowra and South Nowra

    According to the South Coast Register, the Coronavirus testing criteria has been broadened after a cluster of coronavirus cases have been reported in the Nowra and South Nowra areas. NSW Health asked…
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    China sees rise in new coronavirus cases

    Mainland China has reported 39 new coronavirus cases as the number of asymptomatic cases also surged, as Beijing continues to struggle to extinguish the outbreak despite drastic containment efforts.…
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    Warning on early access to super scam

    Scammers are pretending to offer people financial relief from the impacts of the coronavirus pandemic by helping them access superannuation early. The fraudsters are phoning people and claiming to be…
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    NSW COVID-19 death toll rises to 18

    NSW has now recorded 18 COVID-19 deaths as the state's total number of cases rises to 2637. NSW Health said on Monday the state had recorded 57 new cases - a drop on the previous day which was partly…
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    Tiger at NYC Bronx Zoo positive for virus

    A tiger at New York's Bronx Zoo has tested positive for the new coronavirus, in what is believed to be the first known infection in an animal in the US or a tiger anywhere. The four-year-old Malayan…
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    UK PM admitted to hospital for tests

    British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been admitted to hospital for tests after showing persistent symptoms of coronavirus (EPA/Will Oliver) British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been admitted…
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    We can defeat the coronavirus: Queen

    Queen Elizabeth II during her address to the nation and the Commonwealth in relation to the coronavirus epidemic (EPA/Buckingham Palace) Queen Elizabeth has told the British people that they would…
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    Qld sticks with tough coronavirus controls

    Queensland's coronavirus infection rate has slowed, but tough restrictions remain in place amid fears any relaxation could cause a spike in cases. The state recorded an extra nine cases of COVID-19…
  • Cruise ship passengers disembark from the Princess Cruises owned Ruby Princess at Circular Quay in Sydney, Thursday, March 19, 2020. (AAP Image/Dean Lewins) NO ARCHIVING

    NSW Police to investigate Ruby Princess

    NSW Police to investigate Ruby Princess (AAP Image/Dean Lewins) The Ruby Princess will be berthing at the port of Port Kembla, near Wollongong on the same day a criminal investigation is set to begin…
  • Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk is seen during a press conference at Queensland Parliament House in Brisbane, Tuesday, March 31, 2020. Premier Palaszczuk announced that Queensland had 55 more cases of coronavirus (COVID-19), taking the state's overall number to 743 cases. (AAP Image/Darren England) NO ARCHIVING

    Queensland months away from infection peak

    Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk (pictured) has warned Queensland is still some way off approaching its infection peak (AAP Image/Darren England) Queensland's coronavirus tally has climbed again and the…
  • Prime Minister Scott Morrison announces the government's childcare package at a press conference at Parliament House in Canberra, Thursday, April 2, 2020. (AAP Image/Mick Tsikas) NO ARCHIVING

    Politician pay cut not helpful: Morrison

    According to Prime Minister Scott Morrison (pictured) politician pay cuts would not be helpful (AAP Image/Mick Tsikas) The Morrison government has rejected calls for politicians and public servants…
  • People wearing protective masks seen at the wet market. Financial Secretary Paul Chan has announced today at that the government spending forecast to exceed revenue by HK$139 billion in 2020-21, deficit predicted for six years in a row Hong Kong, China, February 26, 2020. Photo by May James/ABACAPRESS.COM.

    Morrison backs Chinese animal market ban

    People wearing protective masks seen at the wet market. Prime Minister Scott Morrison has called for a global crackdown on Chinese wild animal markets which are believed to be the source of the…
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    Resilience can defeat virus, experts say

    Macquarie University MindSpot clinic Executive Director, Professor Nick Titov (AAP Image/Supplied by Macquarie University) Many of us have already lost or fear losing our jobs, others have fallen…
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    Global coronavirus cases top one million

    Global coronavirus cases have topped one million as the pandemic explodes in the US and the death toll continues to climb in Italy and Spain, according to a tally by Johns Hopkins University. The…
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    Two NT returned travellers get COVID-19

    Two Northern Territory women have been diagnosed with COVID-19 bringing the total cases in the Territory to 21. All cases have been acquired interstate or overseas with no community transmissions or…
  • Prime Minister Scott Morrison announces the government's $130b wage subsidy package at a press conference at Parliament House in Canberra, Monday, March 30, 2020. (AAP Image/Mick Tsikas) NO ARCHIVING

    Government steps up with free child care

    Prime Minister Scott Morrison (pictured) has announced free childcare for parents still using it during the coronavirus crisis (AAP Image/Mick Tsikas) Childcare will be free for parents still using…
  • Generic image inside a lab at the CSIRO's high-containment facility in Geelong, Friday, January 31, 2020. CSIRO, Australia's national science agency, has commenced key research in the rapid global response to the novel coronavirus outbreak. (AAP Image/David Crosling) NO ARCHIVING

    Ferrets will reveal if virus vaccines work

    Australian scientists from the CSIRO have been trusted to determine if the two vaccine candidates are effective and safe enough to test on humans (AAP Image/David Crosling) Ferrets at a high-security…
  • NSW Police Commissioner Mick Fuller speaks to the media during a press conference outside the RFS Headquarters in Sydney, Thursday, April 2, 2020. (AAP Image/Joel Carrett) NO ARCHIVING

    NSW isolation rules to last 90 days

    NSW Police Commissioner Mick Fuller (pictured) says police are trying to make reasonable decisions when enforcing the new rules and he's urged NSW residents to use common sense too (AAP Image/Joel…
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    Virus sparks job hunt, death toll now 23

    Australia's coronavirus death toll has risen to 23, with deaths in the country's three biggest states adding to the tally of victims. NSW, Victoria and Queensland reported one new death each on…
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    Third coronavirus death recorded in Qld

    A man has died in hospital after contracting coronavirus in Queensland, bringing the state's death toll to three. The 85-year-old Darling Downs man died overnight in Toowoomba, west of Brisbane,…